Muggus69 (2807) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2017 aplus01 (74) - North Carolina, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: vinegar, cherries, vanilla
Appearance: Ruby red, minimal head
Taste: tart cherry flavor, almost no malt flavor breaks through the acidity. no bitterness to speak of
Palate: thin, highly carbonated, dry finish
Overall: didn’t perceive as much of the oakiness as i expected still a very good kriek.
330mL bottle from International Beer Collector. BB 28-03-2021
Pours a rather attractive deep scarlet body with a creamy pink-tinged head.
Aroma is complex - cinnamon & nutmeg, marzipan, ripe & sour cherry, sweet pasty, old wood, brown sugar.
Fullish body, slight creamy carbonation & mouthfeel, nice tartness to it cuts through.
Flavours a excellent - persistent cherries - sweet, sour, stalk & pit - those lovely marizpan & savoury woody spices again, brown sugar, sort of doughy notes, hint of old wood & horsey funk, lingering tartness & vinous tannin.
Really enjoyed this - not as refined as other Flemish red/oud brune based Kriek beers, but the flavours work very well! willisread (3803) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 28, 2017
Draft at Craft Brewed. Pours a deep burgundy red with almost no head. Deep cherry aromas with musty basement and oak, slight horseblanket. Deep cherry flesh and skin, aged prosciutto, cherry stone. Uber complex with lots going on. Dry finish with musty cherry that lingers. Great stuff, probably unfairly tasted next to a Destihl sour. deepdrinker (369) - Leeds, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2017 Poured on Xmas day from 750ml bottle . Ruby brown I appearance. Cherry Kriek aroma . Mild tart sour , sharp julesxxl (130) - Cholet, FRANCE - DEC 11, 2017
(rouge guignolet, nez infini kirsch, bouche kriek authentique & pure, vineuse, finale bois-acide, poivre doux, historique) Cybercat (6341) - Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2017
Pours clear mahogany with a thick, though not long-lasting, eggshell head. Sure is a noisy one, though. Aroma puts forth tart cherry, woody and sour fruit notes. Tart and slightly sweet cherry dominates the flavor, while making room for subtle woody and malty tones. Mouthfeel presents fair body and good fizz. Get real!
afn (15) - New York, USA - NOV 22, 2017
Great balance. The dryness of the hops compliments the bare sweetness of the beer. The sour components are not out of place. The cherry tone is faint while drinking, but it lingers on the breath long after the primary components are gone. A keeper.
If there was a rating for balance (the most important component to a beer), it would be 8-9 out of 10. Quick3Beers (1513) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 19, 2017
Pours a wonderful dark magenta from a bottle, somewhat thick light purple head. Nice sweet-tart cherry aroma, almost a hint of concord grape as well. Similar flavor, nice balance between sweet and tart. Interesting non-lambic beer. Very good. Bamsen78 (5617) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2017
Bottle from my dear old students - thank you T17! Pours clear lightish ruby with stable pinkish head. Clear aroma of fruit, with vinous notes and malty and estery hints. Vinous flavour with notes of cherries and touches of yeast. Dusty hints, especially in the lingering, dry aftertaste. Decent for the style. stchloe (1118) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 6, 2017
Beautiful color, initially bitter and tart, soft sweet, goes mildly into a vanilla finish, very pleased, worth drinking for the finish. jjsint (3606) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2017
25cl bottle at the Elm Tree from Belgian National Day Festival. Reddish brown, very thin-looking, with a tiny ring of white head. Cherry, oak, some red wine vinegar on the nose: simple yet attractive. The taste is a step up: oaky sourness hits you but it’s balanced by a heavy cherry sweetness. More sour than sweet in the long finish. Hints of Merlot and soy sauce in the aftertaste. Carbonation is heavy but not aggressive. A beer which I’m unsure if at first but I grow to enjoy.